A Scottish team could win the Europa League for the first time ever this week. Dundee United, Celtic, and Rangers have all made it to the Europa League Final in the past, but all three clubs fell short of the title. Rangers would love to be the first winner in the history of Scotland on Wednesday, yet they are underdogs per the soccer betting odds to Eintracht Frankfurt. The German club bested Bundesliga counterpart Borussia Monchengladbach for the title in 1980, becoming the second German team to earn the honor.
Europa League Final – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Glasgow Rangers
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2022, 3 p.m. ET
Where: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, Seville, Spain
TV: CBS and Paramount Plus
Europa Legue Final Betting Odds at BookMaker.eu
Eintracht Frankfurt +124
Glasgow Rangers +218
It wasn’t an easy path to the Europa League Final for Rangers. They failed to make it out of early qualifying for the Champions League with two losses to Malmo, and they had to hold on for a win over Armenian side FC Alashkert to make the Europa League. Rangers went a paltry 2-2-2 in the Group Stage and nearly missed out on a spot in the knockout rounds, but they have roared to life over the last couple months. They pulled off upset wins over both Borussia Dortmund and Red Star Belgrade, and they emerged victorious over Braga in extra time. Red Bull Leipzig was supposed to finally send them out, but Rangers won 3-1 at home in the second leg to pull off the upset.
Eintracht Frankfurt dropped down to the Europa League after finishing in third place in its Champions League group. They defeated Real Betis in added time in their first match and then knocked out favorites Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate in the quarterfinals. The club was very strong against West Ham United in the semifinals, and that run has led to Eintracht Frankfurt being close to an odds-on favorite to win this match by the three-way betting odds.
The leading goal scorer in this competition has been Rangers right back James Tavernier. He is the captain of the club, and he has put the squad upon his back throughout this Europa League. Tavernier has certainly benefited from being Rangers’ penalty taker, but he has also come up from the back line to lead the charge at times. Eintracht Frankfurt must constantly be aware of his location.
Alfredo Morelos was Rangers’ second-leading scorer in this competition before suffering a season-ending injury a few months ago. That will put some pressure on the forwards, as finishing in the final third has been a bit of an issue for the players up top.
Eintracht Frankfurt has a fantastic distributor in Filip Kostic and a strong finisher up top in Daichi Kamada. Kostic leads the Europa League competition with five assists, while Kamada has scored five goals.
Former Paris Saint-Germain starter Kevin Trapp is the goalkeeper for Eintracht Frankfurt. Trapp has been solid in goal for the club, and they are happy to have him back after a few years in Paris.
Europa League Final Free Pick
There is more offensive firepower with Eintracht Frankfurt than there is with Rangers. Eintracht Frankfurt are a middle-class Bundesliga team, and they have the depth that is needed for the final. Trapp should be fine in net, while Rangers offense will likely be stymied throughout the evening. That will be enough for the favorites to lift the Europa League Final trophy for the second time.
Europa League Final Best Bet: Eintracht Frankfurt
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